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. a monster storm moving in. the northeast is in the crosshairs and it could take days, folks, to dig out. they are bracing right now to ride this out for the next 24 hours. good afternoon, i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. it's going to be a dangerous storm for the northeast and particularly new england where they could get up to 2 feet of snow. >> already more than 4,000 flights have been canceled. nearly half of those in and out of new york. >> the storm is already being blamed for 19 car pileup in southern maine. >> we've got team coverage for you. jay gray in boston in the heart of it all. adam tuss has more on the thousands of flight cancellations. >> we begin with meteorologist veronica johnson tracking this for days. >> that's right. it will be swift and dangerous and probably shut down travel for a highly at areas of eastern new england. for us, we're on the southern tail of all this. still, we'll feel the effects with big wind. look at the advisories up for a
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significant amount of snow that's expected to fall in areas of eastern new england, around boston, massachusetts and connecticut and high winds as well so they've got the blizzard warning that's been posted areas of eastern massachusetts and connecticut. newark almost an inch. caldwell in new jersey, 3 inches of snowfall in yonkers just over 2 as well. in that pocket of boston and through areas of connecticut even, a blizzard warning where they could see a foot to upward of 2 feet of snow. here's what they're expecting up through here. again, the higher snowfall amounts, the bull's-eye right there had. we'll be on the tail end of it all. still again, it's wind for us and the storm system, again, ramping up. look at radar right now. there's the area of low pressure moving up the coast and that other little piece sweeping in to meet up with it. an area of low pressure that will really allow this system to
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intensify. on our radar now, we're getting light showers coming through the area that will be holding on for a couple of hours. probably until 7:00, possibly as late as 8:00 p.m. and of course, we had a little bit of snowfall during the overnight. look at this. this is at rix iville, virginia. they got over 2 inches of snowfall. the same was true in rappahannock county. they picked up 3 to 4 inches of snowfall. windy conditions, you bet. for the evening. and especially for tomorrow morning. because of that, wind advisories in effect for all the areas to the west. frederick, leesburg and towards charlottesville. we'll talk more about the impact on travel coming up. as we have been saying, new england is the area expected to really feel the brunt of this storm. here are live pictures from boston where you can see the snow is falling and piling up with the wind and snow picking up as the day goes on. it's only going to get worse.
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nbc's jay gray has more from boston. >> salt and sand is being loaded into trucks in cities across the northeast. we have a 34,000 tons of salt, over 600 pieces of equipment ready to be deployed throughout the storm. >> still, in boston and other areas where the snow is moving in, it may not be enough. in connecticut, 19 cars were partd of a pileup that started when a driver lost control on the ice and as conditions get worse, the governor of massachusetts is now closing roads across the entire state. >> i have now signed an executive order banning vehicle traffic effective at 4:00 today. >> air travel is also out. more than 3,000 flights have already been canceled and that number is expected to go along with accumulations of snow across the region. snowplows, blowers and shovels are working overtime right now but can't keep the pace. adding to the wintry mess, hurricane-force winds that could
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threaten power lines across the air kra. >> that's our biggest concern. this storm presents variables that could produce some pretty extraordinary winds. >> with the potential of being holed up inside for several days, families are making a last minute dash to make sure they have what they need to get through the storm. >> food supplies, water, batteries, the stuff for the fireplace. >> supplies that may have to last a while, even after the snow stops falling. >> this is going to be a very serious weather event. approximate we get the amount of snow forecast, the recovery will be slow. people should prepare for that. >> though clearly the time for preparations is just about ended. >> reporter: unfortunately, these conditions are going to last a bit longer than first expected. the blizzard warning here in the boston area has now been extended through 1:00 tomorrow afternoon. live in boston, i'm jay gray. jim, pat, back to you. >> jay, tell us where you are
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and exactly what the situation is right there. >> reporter: right now, pat, we're at the federal courthouse just right here on the harbor in boston. we've seen the wind really pick up over the last hour or so. the snow not as thick as it's going to be moving through the evening but it's still blowing pretty strong here and it's starting to accumulate. that's why they've closed the roads as we get another gust here. that's why they're urging everyone, even though they may be drawn to see what could be an historic event, to stay inside, stay safe. they don't want to add problems to what exists with this weather. >> jay, you stay safe too. jay gray, live in boss tochblt thanks a lot. >> thanks. live look at reagan national airport. as we mentioned, the cancellations of thousands of flights have happened nationwide. transportation reporter adam tuss joins us live from the airport where there are a lot of frustrated fryers right now. >> reporter: that's true, swrim.
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getting to, from, around new york, boston, new england the next couple of days is going to be a challenge. look at the departure board here at reagan national. flights to places in the northeast are impacted. at this point, getting off the ground to new york or boston, that would be nothing short of a miracle. the snow already falling there. some people were able to get back here to d.c. today from new england. we talked to one guy who was waiting for his wife. she was delayed by about half an hour. but she was one of the lucky ones to make it here. the airport's authority here telling us it's going to be tough going in the northeast over the next couple of days. >> what's going on in new york and boston is probably very similar to what happened here in the blizzards of 2010. airlines see the storm come, they reduce the flight activity, by the time the snow starts falling, there are no planes left at the airport. >> the authority are telling us most airlines are allowing you to rebook flights without fees or penalties. reporting live at reagan
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national airport, adam tuss, news 4. the storm is affecting amtrak service also. all service north of new york city is canceled. trains are still operating between new york and union station. we're told that could change for tomorrow, though, amtrak says crews are watching the weather closely in hopes of restoring service as soon as possible. >> a reminder, you can stay ahead of the weather with the weather app. find it in the app store for your iphone and ipad and on google play for your android device. certificate. nbc washiurshington weather. thousands of pepco customers have power again following a massive outage across prince george's county and parts of the district today. the problem is thought to have started with a large tree that fell on a transformer. that reportedly cause the a domino effect that knocked out four other transformers. most of the impact is in central prince george's, as well as northeast and southeast washington. police had to direct traffic in capital heights. as many as 50,000 homes pd
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businesses were out at the height of the outage, including 30 schools. only a handful of customers are still without electricity at had hour. energy new orleans, the company that powers the superdome in new orleans is now taking the blame for the super bowl blackout. today the company says a switching gear device malfunctioned causing the lights in the stadium to go out for 34 minutes. that device had been installed to prevent a failure in electric cables leading to the stadium. the company said it worked fine during the sugar bowl in january and at other events. the device has been removed and it's being replaced. the intense manhunt in southern california has now expanded to mexico. christopher dorner is the fired lapd officer suspected of killing three people, including a veteran police officer in a vengeful shooting rampage. right now police are also searching a snowy mountain area outside of l.a. where his burned out pickup truck was found
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yesterday. police will continue to concentrate on that hilltop until dorner is found or there's evidence that he has left the area of the we'll have much more on this developing story in the next half hour, including details of a manifesto that dorner allegedly wrote warning of the attacks. a former prince george's county council member sent to prison for corruption. we'll tell you what leslie johnson is doing now. when your baby wakes up during the night, should you let them cry out? the new research out about an age-old parenting debate. ♪ ♪ >> they're all smash hits. but who is favored to win song of the year at the grammy awards.
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or to request more information today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful still ahead at 4:00. a former congressman's fall from grace. what jesse jackson jr. admitted to federal investigators.
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former council member leslie johnson is out of prison. she was released after serving time. her husband is still behind bars. when the two were arrested in 2010, leslie johnson tried to hide tens of thousands of dollars in her underwear and admitted flushing a check down the toilet. she served her sentence in west virginia where martha stewart served. former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. reached a plea deal with prosecutors over the misuse of campaign funds. nbc news has learned today that under this deal jackson admits using campaign contributions for his personal use, including the
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purchase of a $40,000 rolex watch, travel expenses for a friend and furniture for his washington home. his sentence would be decided by a federal judge and could range from probation to prison time. jackson resigned, you'll recall, from congress citing health issues. he represented his district on chicago's south side for 17 years. right now, we are tracking a dangerous storm. meteorologist veronica johnson is up next with more on t areas that could get several feet of snow. two mega stars visit nbc4 today. what brought t
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a significant storm for new england. a paralyzing storm for us. we're on the tail end. but we'll still feel the effects here with some
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i'm keith russell. this just in to the live desk. a bomb plot foiled after an fbi sting. authorities say a 28-year-old is behind bars. he tried to set off a car bomb in oakland at a bank. the man had been communicating with someone he thought was a member of taliban was actually an fbi agent. prosecutors say he and the undercover agent built the supposed bomb. they say last night he drove an suv with the bomb inside to the bank and parked it. police said when he tried to set
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it off, that's when he was arrested at the live desk, keith russell, news 4. this sunday is the super bowl for the recording industry. music's top acts will gather in los angeles for the 55th grammy awards. >> some notable names not among the nominees include justin bieber, nicki minaj and one direction. nbc's mark barger has a preview of those nominated for the big night. >> this is crazy ♪ the song that was inescapable could prove irresistible at the grammys. >> if the song of the year goes to anyone other than carly rae jepson. >> the editorial director said in ed sheer ens. >> miguel's adorn. kelly clarkson's "stronger" and vaughn's we are young. call me maybe is still the
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clear-cut choice. this song was so good that everyone from sort of traveling baseball teams to muppets could sing it and it could sound compelling. even if jepson wins song of the year, she won't roll the grammys like adele did last year. >> adele dominated. >> frank ocean could be among the night's multiple winners. he's one of six acts coming with six nominations. his includes album of the year and record of the year for thinking about me. >> had success selling records and you can make music that is really critically acclaimed. that makes you a strong and potent threat to win a grammy. >> stronger is competing with ocean for record of the year. so is "we are young" and lonely boy. as well as goat yea with somebody that i used to know. and taylor swift with "we are
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never getting back together". >> record of the year is really the greatest toss-upment anyone who says they know who will win is sell you a line of goods. >> walking away with a grammy will sell a lot more records. mark barger. big question in the weather world, is history repeating itself? >> for the system developing right now, still developing. it's evoking a lot of memories from the blizzard of 1978. as that storm formed. >> we got over an inch of snowfall in d.c. and wind gusted from 35 to 36 miles per hour. boston got over 27 inches of snowfall and had some high, high winds where they gusted over 100 miles per hour. this is from a central massachusetts, you can see the images there. the south middlesex news when meteorologist tom kierein was working up there. he saved this newspaper. look at that. look at the huge waves that went
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crashing. that city in and around boston, they were paralyzed. really shut down in a state of emergency for five days. a lot of parallels here. we think this system could deliver 16 to 24 inches of snowfall. the winds could just over 70 miles per hour. a little bit of similarity there with that storm, that blizzard from 1978. high winds even for our area. storm team 4 radar, you can see that one area of low pressure is. another piece of energy still back to the west. just now coming through areas of central pennsylvania. so it's helping to push more moisture into our area. we're seeing a few mainly rain showers around the area. although up to the north around frederick, north and east of there, there have been a few snow showers and flurries coming through. your wet weather in the tomorrow of rain showers around columbia and savage and through bowie pushing east, still hitting areas around annapolis. another smaller area around marshall and fauquier county pushing to the east.
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at 41 degrees right now. a few showers will hang on probably until about 8:00 p.m. then you'll notice the winds starting o pick up around 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. 31 by 11:00 p.m. cold and windy with the windchill temperatures by 11:00 p.m. down into the 20s. here's a look at your future weather. we break into clearing skies early tomorrow. i put on the windchill temperatures for you. those are the thumbs that you're seeing here. tomorrow afternoon, even though we're going to rise into the upper 30s, 29 degrees your windchill. and starting out with the windchill readings in the teens. by sunday morning, the readings will be back in the teens. so it will be a very windy period, weekend at least the first half coming up. best half of the weekend definitely looks as though it will be sunday. here's a look at your good night wakeup forecast. windchills in the 20s. early tomorrow morning, 25 to 30 degrees. windy, yes, with breaks in the cloud cover coming our way. your high temperature tomorrow
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again mid to upper 30s. but gusts still tomorrow up to 30 miles per hour. those gusts tonight could be as high as 40 miles per hour. a look at your seven-day forecast. there it is, the clearing skies, best day is sunday with a high of 45 degrees. we bring rain back into the area monday. if that rain steps in early enough with our early morning temperature being in the 20s throughout the area, it's a possibility that we could see a little mix around our area early monday. as far as tuesday goes right now, 54 degrees for a temperature with a partly sunny sky. then a chance, again on wednesday with a little bit of rain and snow. those are the kind of systems that we're getting right now over the next seven days where we're just on the line of seeing a little bit of mix coming into our area with some of these systems. again, looking at tomorrow, saturday, plenty windy, plenty cold. back to you. jim, pat? >> all right, veronica, thank you. generation stress. we'll tell you which age group is feeling the most pressure.
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if you're stressed out today, take a deep breath and remember, it's friday. hopefully, you'll get a break over the weekend. but if you're a so-called millenial, age 18 to 33, chances are that stress will come right back. the american psychological association says millenials are more stressed out than any other generation. in a recent survey, they said their stress levels are going up. more than half said stress had
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kept them up at night. reasons for the stress include everything from unemployment to student loan debt, school and work. two big named stars came to town today to teach women how to find happiness had their relationships with men. singer tyrese and reverend run of run dmc, wrote a book after an argument over marriage. keith russell interviewed the best friends today. he wanted to know what women should exepect when they get tht engagement ring. >> is your man's walk the same as his talk and purchase. if the ring ain't right -- >> the bottom line is, a ring is like a championship basketball game is when you get the ridge, the game is over you won. in marriage, the game just started. >> tyrese went on to say, he's not trying to throw men under the bus with this book. he's looking to educate women. tonight tyrese and reverend run will be at national harbor for a
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book signing. the bush family hacked. how strangers got into e-mail accounts belonging to one of the country's most prominent families. here's a live look now at revere beach in massachusetts where the blizzard is coming. the blizzard is coming.
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welcome back everybody. at 4:30. i'm jim handly.
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>> i'm pat lawson muse. let's take a live look at times square in new york as the big snowstorm bears down on the northeast. we'll have the latest on the impact here in the washington area coming up shortly. parts of new england could get up to 2 feet of snow because of the storm. governors in several states, including massachusetts, new york and connecticut have declared states of emergency. airlines canceled 4,000 flights. in massachusetts, the governor suspended road travel as of 4:00 this afternoon. already, there have been several accidents, including a 19-car pile-up in maine. back at home, we're breathing a sigh of relief this afternoon after that storm didn't do too much to us. it was mainly a rain event for most. leesburg got a dusting of snow for a couple of hours this morning. enough for that broom there. fortunately, it didn't stick. loudoun county schools weren't taking any chances with slick and wet conditions on the roads. they began class two hours late today. let's head to meteorologist
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veronica johnson with what's happening right now. >> right now, our winds are starting to pick up. it's going to be a very noisy night for us. even as we go into the early part of day tomorrow, take a look at the wind. it's sustained out of the northwest at 15 miles per hour. but we're seeing higher gusts throughout the area. really bringing down the temperature to that wind. we're at 41 degrees currently. your windchill reading, what it feels like at 33 degrees. and it's going to be in the 20s, perhaps even teens in some areas by tomorrow morning. take a look at our gusty time ahead. this is a look at our future wind. starting with 8:00 p.m. this evening, we'll be gusting up to 38 miles per hour. close to 40 by the time we get to midnht. then early part of the day tomorrow wind gusts could easily be between 40 and 45 miles per hour. that will be enough to take down some small branches and twigs around the area. we have a little bit of cleaning up to do on sunday. we'll talk about the weekend coming up in a couple of minutes. >> thanks, veronica. >> more now on the big developing story on the west
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coast. the hunt for the ex-los angeles police officer turned accused killer. >> right now officers are still combing a snow-covered mountain outside of l.a. in search of christopher dorner. that search expanded to mexico. as jinah kim reports, no sign of it so far. >> a tense game of cat and mouse continued to play out in southern california today. but it was unclear who was the cat and who was the mouse. >> we're going to continue searching until either we discover that he left the mountain or we find him, one of the two. >> hundreds of law enforcement officers are on an unprecedented manhunt for former police officer christopher dorner who police fear could be hunting them. >> it's extremely dangerous. i explained to them to be very careful sfiemt worsening weather is hampering the search east of los angeles in big bear mountain where he was spotted last allegedly engaging in a shootout with officers and setting his
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car on fire. police followed tracks leading away from the truck with no luck. >> we continued to follow them until we lost them and the ground was frozen. couldn't continue to track. >> the ordeal began sunday when a woman and her fiance were found murdered. she was the daughter of a retired lapd captain who represented dorner at a disciplinary hearing before he was fired in 2009. then yesterday, police say dorner shot three officers in riverside and corona, killing one. >> as long as he's out there, he's a threat not only to law enforcement, but to the general public too. >> according to a facebook manifesto, police attribute to him, dorner's anger that is ln simmering since he joined the force. the manifesto accuses the lapd of betraying and destroying lives, including his and says the killing will stop only when the truth comes out. jinah kim, nbc news, los angeles. the bush family has been hacked and it's a crime. the smoking gun website says
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today a hacker gained access to private e-mails, photos and sensitive information sent between members of the bush family, including both former presidents and their friends. one picture appears to show former president george h.w. bush during his recent hospital say in houston. we're not showing any of the photos because they appear to be gathered illegally. spokesman for both former presidents declined comment today other than to say a criminal investigation is under way. just days after announcing a plan to end saturday mail delivery, the postal service has more bad news. new numbers show the agency lost $1.2 billion in the last fiscal quarter between october and december. that amount is less than half of what the postal service lost during the same period the year before. mail generated by the november election and stronger holiday package services are believed to be behind the year to year differences. she was remembered as a civil rights pioneer. a trail blazing politician and
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prince george's county activist. there were funeral services for christine jones this morning at bethlehem baptist church in southeast washington. jones was a former maryland state delegate and the first african-american to represent prince george's county in the general assembly. she also taught in the county school system for 30 years. jones died two weeks ago after rescuers pulled her out of her burning home in temple hills. she was 83. today there was an incredible event at the kennedy center. ♪ how these young musicians beat the odds against them. i'm liz crenshaw, how long does the flu virus last on hard surfaces like library books. that's the question. [ male announcer ] when your business is powered by verizon,
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verizon visa pre-paid card and an additional line included. verizon. how long does the flu virus last on hard surfaces like library books. do light bulbs have a shelf life. a question today about getting phone calls at home after 9:00 at night. liz crenshaw joins us to answer all of our questions in this edition of ask liz. >> nice to see you. >> so the first question comes from barry and phyllis through e-mail. they both read a whole lot of library books. they want to know how long germs last on those hard surfaces like
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books. the flu virus in particular. >> we took your questions to the centers for disease control and it says that the influenza virus can live on books and doorknobs for eight hours. the best protection is the flu shot and other precautions are simply washing your hand or using sanitizer when you can't. it should help to protect you against the virus. it will live for eight hours. >> that's good to know. >> or not. wait a day and the germs are gone. this next question comes in through e-mail. had viewer want to know if light bulbs have a shelf life and do some last longer on the shelf than others. >> a good question. the american lighting association gave us this answer. incandescent or halogen screw-in light bulbs do not have a shelf life. that's because the insides are completely sealed from water, air or dirt. as long as they're kept dry, they can still properly work sitting on the shelf for many, many years. when it comes to cfl or l.e.d.
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bulbs, since those bulbs are not generally sealed, it's too soon to tell if those bulbs have a shelf life or not. incandescent no shelf life. the others don't know yet. >> always wondered that. thanks. the last question from a viewer in maryland. karen is getting calls from the census bureau really late at night. close to 10:00. she wants to know if this goes against some sort of guidelines or protocol. >> the u.s. census bureau gave us this answer. it surveys americans even during years when there's not a door to door census. representatives for the census are trained to contact respondent when they're most likely to be home which does include evenings and weekends. all of the training doesn't specifically instruct the reps not to call or visit after 9:00 p.m. the telephone centers outbound call system does prevent them from calling respondent after 9:00 unless the respondent specifically requests a call
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after that time. consumers have a question about the census, they are encouraged to call in 800-354-7271. so basically, they're not supposed to, but they can. if you have questions to consider for ask liz, put it to ask lis@nbcwashington.com. connect with me on twitter. on facebook searching liz crenshaw's consumer watch. coming up at 5:00, what happened to the pre-printed gear made for the team that loses the super bowl. where can you recycle an old vacuum cleaner and what happens behind the scenes after you drop off something off for recycling. those answers at 5:00. >> we want to know. >> super bowl gear for the team that lose. got to go somewhere. >> that 49ers cap not worth quite as much. here's a question. what do you do when your baby starts crying in the mid of the night? new research and whether it's better to let the child cry it out. veronica, what's the latest on the storm to the north? >> the latest is the storm
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system just really getting its act together. just organizing. the worst coming tomorrow morning. for us, though, until 6:00 a.m., it's a wind advisory to our northern and western suburbs. we'll talk about our weekend and forecasting big storms like this with nbc's tom costello. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (woman) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because everyone deserves a lifetime. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. ♪ burning like a fire
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hey america, even though slisa rinna is wearing the depend silhouette briefs for charity to prove how great the fit is even under a fantastic dress. the best protection now looks, fits and feels just like underwear. we invite you to get a free sample and try one on too. right now a major winter snowstorm is pounding the northeast. forecasters are calling for up
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to 2 feet in snow in parts of massachusetts and connecticut. >> nbc's tom costello joins veronica to talk about the different methods for predicting and tracking storms. hi, guys. >> hey guys: days out, doug kammerer and myself were looking out at the modeling of the atmosphere where it looked like we could have a significant storm coming up the east coast. the models were all over the place. it was one that performed well and was the same model that performed the best going back to sandy. >> so the "today" show noticed the same thing. why is it that the european model seems to be better right now at forecasting what's going on? they asked me to ask some questions. i did. the bottom line, it has to do with computing power. but more than that, it also has to do with the kind of snapshots that the europeans take of the atmosphere and the americans take of the atmosphere. here's what i found. >> it was hurricane sandy that
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really highlighted the differences in accuracy between the american and european weather forecasting models. while the u.s. computers predicted the storm would head out to sea, al roker saw that a full week before the storm hit, the european model was predicting a devastating blow to new york and new jersey. >> the european model keeps it muggi hugging the coast. >> four days before landfall, the u.s. model finally agreed with the european model. now a crippling blizzard predicted for new england. >> a foot on the low end of your accumulation. >> and again, the european model was three days ahead of the u.s. in predicting this storm's path. >> we've got a developing clipper over the plains. a lot of wet weather to the gulf. these systems will phase together or merge. the european model forms this storm closer to shore. >> the new director of the national weather service is well
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aware. >> we have very good numerical models, but there are modeling systems in the world that are considered better than ours. >> why is the european system more accurate? experts says because it's constantly slicing the atmosphere into very small grids, then analyzing data like temperature readings, pressure, humidity and wind changes. and the european super computer is far more powerful, running 100 forecasting models a day compared to 84 on the u.s. computer. >> there are two parts to the modeling process. one is actually running the equations and slicing the atmosphere. the second is taking all of the data that's around the world and putting it into the model that start it off in the first place. >> even in the fall it won't be as powerful as the european system. >> one other note. the u.s. computer is being asked to do far more than the european computer. watching for hurricanes in the east and fire conditions in the
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west and also regional news. the good news is that the u.s., europe and canada and the uk, we all share the forecasting data so everyone benefits in the end. to that end, what's the update now on the storm, here's veronica. >> the update is that now some of the other models have caught up and most of them are forecasting between 16 inches and 24 inches of snowfall for that bull's-eye around boston that will probably see the worst of it during the overnight period late tonight and early tomorrow morning. again, with a tremendous amount of wind and probably even a little bit of tidal flooding expected around long island and near boston. you can see on radar, we're the center of the main part of the system is right here. but that other little piece, again, coming right into it. heavy snow right now. bridge port, just south of providence and then things are really just picking up. around here, it's light rain showers that continue to come through. most of which already east of
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us. around baltimore, annapolis and moving out. kind of stragglers if you will to the west in leesburg and gaithersburg. what to expect here overnight, early part of the day tomorrow, our wind will really start to pick up after 6:00 p.m. our strongest wind gusts will be in the early morning. could be as high as 40, perhaps even 50 miles per hour in some spots off to the west and up to the northwest in frederick. over to leesburg. even areas around northern fauquier county. check out our temperatures right now. at 37 degrees to 43. the range throughout our area. i think our forecast, as we look at the city planner for reston, virginia, in fairfax, dropping to about 35 degrees by 9:00 p.m., then 31 degrees by 11:00 as we clear out again the wind will continue to go up and windchills later tonight in the 20s tomorrow morning. 35 to 39 degrees for a high temperature morrow. that's rather brutal. by the beginning of the week, we're looking attmore warm air coming in. the high 56 degrees.
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wanted to focus in on sunday, though. it is going to be the best day out of the weekend. partly sunny with our wind at least staying light. we'll go from the 30s feeling like we're in the 20s to the 40s on sunday. again, a better day coming up for the weekend. again, rain for monday right now. a break for tuesday. then the possibility of some more kind of that wintry mix coming our way for wednesday with a high temperature of 46 degrees. so just some little weak storms coming our way. boy, we'll be keeping our eye closely on the paralyzing storm for areas of eastern fung lanne england. jim, pat, back to you. >> it's the middle of the night. your baby wakes up crying again. leaving the child to cry it out is tough. but new research shows that's what's best for everybody, especially the baby. >> it's the sound every parent dreads. a crying baby at 4:00 a.m. chris stokes, father of
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17-month-old remembers well. >> you wake upholding her and lay back down with him and put him back in the crib. >> that's exactly what you shouldn't do according to a new study by temple university psychologi psychologist. >> because their babies are crying, they're doing a disservice to their babies. they're interfearing with the babies learning to self-soothe. >> babies who have trouble falling back to sleep are generally fussy, have overly attentive mothers and are breast-fed. used to falling asleep this their mother's arms. >> you don't want to fall asleep in a cold bed either if you're used to the arms. >> they tend to be male. >> it could be that boys in general are more fussy. >> whatever the reason, the doctor says baby must learn to fall back to sleep without being held or nursed and the research finds no harm to the mother/child relationship. >> it's very painful, but you
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have to say that's my baby and she's learning a new skill. >> no. i can't. just something inside. just like no, you got to get up. >> parents who are the adults in this interaction, have to learn to hold back. >> easier said than done, right? new reality tv show debuts this weekend on our digital channel,cozi tv. being mandela follows the lives of nelson mandela's granddaughters. they consulted their history making grandfather before signing on to the project. they say he's fully supportive. >> both our grandparents are proud of what we do. they told us this name belongs to us, it's part of our legacy to sort of do as we see fit as long as we treat it with respect and integrity. they support us in everything that we do o. >> being mandela premieres sunday night at 9:00 on cozi tv. you can find it on digital channel 4.2, comcast channel
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208. 803 on cox. got all that? >> got it. the magic of music. the story of some remarkable young musicians who have made their way to the kennedy center. we continue to monitor the weather conditions in the northeast. a live look tonight in new york. more team coverage on the way. for all of your news, be sure to follow news 4 online. se
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it's an an amazing trip for a group of musicians. group in any form was forbidden by the taliban. now they've performed on one of america's most prestigious stages. a maryland group played along with them. we see how classic rock and traditional music are bringing them together. >> 13-year-old layla has been waiting two years for this moment. the chance to perform on the world stage while breaking another taliban taboo. girls and boys playing music together. >> which do you like better, the drums or the trumpet? which is more fun? >> the drums. >> and the tambour.
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mixed with the western harmonies they're also learning. organizers hope the young musicians can learn about america and america can learn about afghanistan. their music making a comeback. >> show the future afghanistan, show an afghanistan where the children of the country are the future and the hope is not dead. >> how does it feel to be playing your music here in america? >> it feels very well. >> he excels on the rue babb, an afghan instrument, played the role of diplomat with the others meeting the new secretary of state. once an amateur musician himself. when i was your age, i played in a rock band.
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>> a julliard trained american violinist spent three years in kabul. >> what i've done with the youth orchestra in afghan has taken the four seasons and added afghan melodys, instruments and folk songs. >> the group is rehearsing alongside a maryland youth orchestra has done improvisation of our own. >> we were jamming at one point playing stairway to heaven which we're both familiar with. so it's fun. >> the main event performing thursday night on the stage of the kennedy center's concert hallme hall. >> coming here is the fulfillment of a long time dream for us and the biggest reward is the smiles on these children's faces. >> the afghan musicians will play at new york's carnegie hall next week also. now at 5:00, blizzard warnings in the northeast, jim, wendy? >> that's right. this storm is just getting started. >> not showing any signs of letting up. live tonight, a look at conditions in boston, new england could get a couple can
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of feet of snow out of this by tomorrow. new york is also getting hit. live at times square, the smoe is still falling. it's crippled travel going into the weekend along the east coast. >> live team coverage tonight. doug has details on how our area will still feel the -- adam discusses how travelers get along. mike seidel in the heart of it all in revere beach, massachusetts. wow. incredible, mike. >> reporter: jim, yes. it's just getting under way. our winds gusting upwards of 45 miles per hour. the observatory gusted over 50 in the boston suburbs. we're about five miles, four or five miles from logan airport. effectively that airport is closed until sometime tomorrow afternoon. the snow is blowing horizontally. we've had a couple of inches. we're expecting 18 inches or 2 feet of snow. as much as 2 feet of snow on the beach. you couple that with these winds which may gust as high as

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